Robert A. Gillam, CFA, serves as McKinley Capital Management, LLC’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer. Rob has been with the firm since 1994 in roles including sales, portfolio manager, and head of international investments. He is the principal strategist behind McKinley Capital innovations including Non-U.S., MEASA, Global Healthcare, the Engineering and Solutions platform, and most recently, Private Investment. As CEO/CIO, Rob is responsible for the firm’s business strategy and investment process. He is supported by a robust management team and a governing Board of Directors. Rob established McKinley Capital’s Scientific Advisory Board chaired by Dr. Harry Markowitz, Ph.D, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and founder of Modern Portfolio Theory.
Rob is an Advisory Board Member of the Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research at the Wharton School. He sits on the Wharton Global Family Alliance and the Rasmuson Foundation investment committee. Rob has written numerous pieces of research including Investing in Global Equity Markets with Particular Emphasis on Chinese Stocks co-authored with Dr. Harry Markowitz, Ph,D., Dr. John Guerard Jr., Ph.D., and Dr. Shijie Deng. A noted speaker, Rob has been featured on the Bloomberg Invest forum, at the Milken Institute Global Conference, and the Institute for Fiduciary Education.
Rob holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a CFA. Rob, his wife, and two sons reside in Anchorage, Alaska where he enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, and wilderness adventures. A third-generation Alaskan, Rob is passionate about his home state and the unique opportunities found in the Last Frontier.